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How Long does it take to Transit Goods from China to Indonesia

Indonesia is the largest island country in Southeast Asia. China is Indonesia’s largest trading partner and important source of investment. Everyone is also concerned about the time and cost of Shipping from China to Indonesia.

How long does it take to transport goods from China to Indonesia? Depending on the chosen shipping method and other factors, sea freight and air freight are the two main shipping methods for China to Indonesia trade routes. Here are estimates for different shipping methods:

SHIPPING FROM CHINA TO INDONESIA

Sea freight from China to Indonesia

  • Route: China to Indonesia
  • Shipping time: about 10-30 days
  • Service type: Door-to-door, door-to-port, and port-to-port transportation services from China to Indonesia.
  • Shipping Type: LCL (less than one container load) shipping and FCL (full container load) shipping
Sea freight from China to Indonesia

Container transportation from China to Indonesia:

Sea freight is one of the most popular modes of transportation and the main way to ship goods from China to Indonesia. Ships can accommodate cargo of various weights and sizes, and they have no restrictions on cargo transportation compared to airplanes and trucks. Ocean shipping is ideal for the following scenarios:

  • Your supplier is located near major ports in China.
  • Your shipment is heavy (more than 200 kg).
  • You are in no rush to receive the goods.

In China, we can ensure that your goods are exported from major ports such as Shanghai, Guangzhou, Shenzhen, Qingdao, Dalian, Tianjin, Xiamen, Hong Kong, and Macau.We provide door-to-door, door-to-port, port-to-port and other services to transport your goods from factory/retailer in China all the way to your address in Indonesia.

Air freight from China to Indonesia

  • Route: Air freight from China to Indonesia
  • Time: about 3-7 days
  • Service type: Airport-to-airport, door-to-door, airport-to-door, door-to-airport transportation services from China to Indonesia.
  • Main airports in China: Shanghai, Chengdu, Xi’an, Guangzhou, Hong Kong, Kunming, Shenzhen, Hangzhou, etc.

Suitable scenarios:

  • Your cargo is less than 2 cubic meters and 200 kilograms.
  • You are in a hurry to receive/send your shipment.

Many people think that air freight from China to Indonesia is much more expensive than sea freight. While it may cost more, it has advantages that must be considered. These advantages include speed, ease of tracking, flexibility, high security, lightweight packaging and lower insurance costs.

Air freight from China to Indonesia

How is the air freight price from China to Indonesia calculated?

Air freight is a complex transportation method that requires two concepts to be considered: actual weight and dimensional weight. The actual weight of your product is calculated based on gross and net weight. Consider the larger value between actual weight and dimensional weight. Volumetric weight is calculated as (width x length x height)/6000.

How long does it take to ship from China to Indonesia?

Cargo transportation from China to Indonesia takes 10 days to 30 days by sea and 3 to 7 days by air, depending on various factors such as transportation mode, port/airport, route, selected service, weather, seasonal changes in the shipping market, etc.

Sea freight time from China to Indonesia

Sea container shipping transit time from China to Indonesia (Jakarta, Surabaya)

POL (port of loading)POD (port of discharge)Transit time
ShanghaiJakarta12 days
ShanghaiSurabaya14 days
ShenzhenJakarta10 days
ShenzhenSurabaya10 days
QingdaoJakarta14 days
QingdaoSurabaya16 days

FYI: Shanghai in East China, Shenzhen South China, and Qingdao North China, data from these 3 ports is enough to demonstrate the sea shipping time from China to Indonesia.
The transit time by sea, port to port, depends on the specific origin and destination ports chosen, service route, sailing schedule and choice of carrier.
Above transit time is for full container load shipping, port to port, not door to door
For LCL shipping time estimate, an extra of 7-10 days is required.

Air freight time from China to Indonesia

There are direct flights between China and Indonesia, which means that the transportation time from China to Indonesia by air is only 1 day. As a general rule of thumb, for faster speeds, higher costs are required. In most cases, we expect air shipment to take 3 to 7 days.

Air freight time from China to Indonesia

Shipping Costs from China to Indonesia

The cost of shipping goods from China to Indonesia depends on several factors, including the mode of transport, the weight and volume of the shipment, the origin and destination, and any additional services required.

Sea Freight Shipping Costs

Sea freight rates for shipping a 20ft container from China to Indonesia range from USD2,000, while rates for a 40ft container range from USD3,000. 

  • 20 foot Dry Container (FCL) ~$2,000 – $3,000
  • 40 foot Dry Container (FCL) ~$3,000 – $5,000
  • 40 foot High Cube Container ~$3,500 – $5,500
  • 40 foot Reefer (Refrigerated) Container ~$5,000 – $8,000

Air Freight Shipping Costs

Air freight shipping costs depend on the departure city, destination airport, and the weight and volume of the shipment. Prices per kilogram typically range from USD 2 -4  per kg depending on the specific air cargo carrier and route.

Basenton Logistics shares several cases of our company from China to Indonesia, please click the link to learn more:

Sea Freight From Guangzhou China To Yakarta Indonesia

Shipping From Shenzhen China To Surabaya Indonesia

Ocean Freight From SHANGHAI To SEMARANG Indonesia

Shipping From Shanghai China To JAKARTA Indonesia

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